Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
went 0-2 last night and got a standing ovation from the crowd in kansas city. >>> it is just about 6:25. still ahead, which local political candidate is under fire for not voting in recent elections? >> we'll have more on last night's debate, including a fast check on mitt romney's tax plan. >>> right now beverly farmer gives us a fact check on your morning commute. >> fairfax county we have issues. sky 9 showing us the scene of the crash. a medevac. southbound will be blocked at monument drive. you're watching 9news now. we'll be back with more news and traffic. stay with us. >>> we're back at 6:29. this is always the place to get your weather first. here's a live look at springfield, virginia. lots of slow traffic in that area. you'll need to take some rain gear with you. mostly cloudy, 69 degrees. >>> thanks so much for starting your thursday with us. i'm mike hydeck. >>> i'm andrea roane. meteorologist howard bernstein is live on the weather terrace to expand on our forecast. good morning. >> good morning. light sprinkles out here. the ground is wet. the streets are wet. but it
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
happening. >> it's unbelievable. this town, this city, this team, it's speechless. >> in the spring nobody talked about us having a chance. we kept our noses in the game. every single guy stepped up. it's a huge accomplishment. we're happy to be the nl east division champs. >> we've come a long way. it's been a long year. we've done some good things. done a couple bad things but to finish on top is something i'll never forget. >> we've come a long way in a very short time. we have a long way to go. we've got a good young club. i think we should do this every year. >> playoff baseball means playoff merchandise. and this is the t-shirt that everybody wants to get their hands on this morning. there's still a few in the team store. you can buy them online. i'm hearing this morning that the baseball hats are almost out. so if you want them, you better get down here quick because you know those are going to sell out fast. mike, if you want one, if you're nice, i might try and run in and get you one before they all run out. >> if they have navy, i want one because i already have the shirt.
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
basin instead of city drinking water but again they have to deal with the algae problem. >>> montgomery county lawmakers are giving the plastic bag tax another look. right now you have to pay a nickel. county council president says the tax may have hit too many kind of retailers. and it may need to be narrowed since the tax was put in place january 1st, it brought in nearly $170,000 a month for the county. >>> the time right now is 6:06. and i am watching your money. the september unemployment report comes out this morning. economists predict 110,000 jobs were added in the last month but they believe the ton employment rate -- the unemployment rate will go up to 8.2%. that's up one tenth of a percent from last month. in the meantime mortgage rates once again hitting record lows. freddie mac has the average three year rate at 3.36%. they have led more homeowners to refinance and that could potentially help jump-start the economy. >>> in the last few minutes "consumer reports" issued the results of its tests on the iphone 5. it compared the new phone to the android. "consumer reports" fou